Saturday, September 15, 2018

Model Trains to Blood & Plunder....what a day!

Quite a busy sleet filled Saturday, with flurries & rain making any outdoor activities very wet, today my wife & I were off to see the Model Train Show.

I attend this every year, just to ogle the fantastic layouts people have built in their clubs. This year was no different! However I will allow some of the photos I took speak for me on this.

Watching the looks on kids faces was quite enjoyable, almost like Christmas!

All era's seemed to be displayed, this European setup was quite enjoyable.

The amount of LED's used now is impressive.

The fella that makes the buildings below, I've shown in my previous Model Train Show posts. He continually amazes me!

The remainder of the images are of an 0 Scale display that the owner is looking to find a new home. I am sure he will not have too much trouble.

As with all shows of this nature, there are naturally vendors who may have just what I'm looking for...this year I purchased a couple more vehicles at a price cheaper than Walmart. Now with this being said, there were a lot of Collectible vehicles in this scale that were quite expensive & not what I am willing to pay to use in my games.

I also picked up some more grass tufts, these were taller than others I currently have.

It was also a good day to replenish my glues & putties, what with Winter seeming to have arrived, even if its for a day or 2.

Before heading off to the train show, I had to snag a parcel from the Post Office. As expected it was my Blood & Plunder Kickstarter, some others near me have already received theirs as well.

I picked up 4 of the starter sets

As well as 3 of the boats they released. I used one of my existing figures for scale. He is 28mm & this game uses 32mm figures. I am sure we can get by using both scales.

I then pulled out one of my Flagship Games Gunboats for size comparison of the Fluyt

And the Galleon, what a monster! There is a prow piece missing from the front which comes in the box & needs to be added.

As well there were numerous other single miniatures, & extras as part of the Kickstarter, but all the above were the main things.

Last but not least, I stopped by the game store to snag my copy of Kill Team Rogue Trader. 

All in all a very busy day of hobby related fun. Thanks for following along with my adventure.


  1. Those railway layouts are a joy just to look on in awe of themodelling skills.
    I'm impressed with the amount of suitable loot available at a non-wargame show too.

    1. Thanks Zabadak, yes its always a treat finding some stuff that works for my gaming! Easily done if your gaming in 20mm or 1/72 scale, lots of buildings, etc for that.

  2. I look at most of those displays and my first thought is "Hmmm, I could fill that with zombies..."

    It's a sickness - I know. :)


    1. I know right? I may have to chat with that fellow about the O guage set he is looking to find a new home for. It's the right scale!